Heavy Equipment Operator Digging Machine Operator

Excavation Machine Operator

Minimum Graduation

Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience as Trench Digging Machine Operator

The tasks a Trench Digging Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating power-driven machine mounted on wheels or chain and equipped with devices for digging trenches for sewer, water, drainage, oil and gas pipelines

Controlling movement of caterpillar treads to move machine into position

Engaging excavating mechanism to move hand levers and start or stop machine until the specified depth is reached

Lubricating and fuelling machine and undertaking minor repair work

Proficient in starting engine and pulling levers to control movement of caterpillar treads to move machine into position

Adept with excavating mechanism

Proficient in observing hand signals, grade stakes, and other markings when operating machines

Well-versed in moving hand levers to start and stop digging equipment, and to raise or lower it for correct depth of trench

Proficient in reading written instructions to move or excavate material

Adept in undertaking machine repair and maintenance work

Well-versed in directing Ground Workers engaged in activities, such as moving stakes or markers

Will be updated

Good vision

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility


Ability to work in sitting position for long hours

Hardworking and persistent

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to dust, heat, noise, whole body vibration, driving machine for long hours, undertaking repair work, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include lung diseases, respiratory diseases, physical injury, back pain, neck pain, spin problem, knee pain, hearing problem, head ache, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 12,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 20,000 to INR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines, it is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounted about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.

Mining and construction companies across India

Mining and construction sites across India